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Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience I part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.

Research on Economics of Population part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.

Taking-Risks While Driving: Are there Sex Differences part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a naturalistic observation study in order to test the hypothesis that there are sex differences in risk-taking. Students collect and analyze data and prepare APA style research report.

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

Economics Senior Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.

Teaching Economics:Student-based Instruction part of Teaching Methods:Service Learning:Examples
College students in an intermediate micro-economic theory class teach economic concepts to elementary school students.